What is Wireless?

Posted: February 21st, 2018

Jacob Ward, Bodleian Libraries Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow (Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL), explores what happened to ‘wireless’, from after World War II to the birth of the new wireless in the 1980s and 1990s, by exploring the imagination and imagery associated with wireless communications by its biggest proponents: the Marconi Companies. Date: 6 March, 5:30 – 6:30pm, at Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford. This is a free public event and all are welcome but tickets need to be reserved at: www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-events/2018/mar/what-happened-to-wireless

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